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Scottish chemist and physicist. Black received his M.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1754. He was a professor of anatomy and chemistry from 1756 to 1766 at the University of Glasgow. In 1776 he became professor of medicine and chemistry at the University of Edinburgh where he taught and lectured for the remainder of his career. Black discovered magnesium, latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide.
Six volumes forming 118 lectures numbered consecutively. The first volume discusses the general effects of heat and thermometers; other volumes discuss alkali salts, acids, and metals, with tables of elective attraction in volume 6. Lecture notes are written on recto pages only; verso pages may contain illustrations, or notes written in a different hand. Lecture number 129 is dated December 15, 1775. Bookplates indicate that these volumes were presented to the Society of Apothecaries [London?], in 1832, by James[?] Hill.
Forms part of: Edgar F. Smith Memorial Collection.
Bookplate: Society of Apothecaries, 1832.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- May 2020
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